2013 record: 90-72, 3rd place in NL Central
Manager: Bryan Price, 1st season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $103 million
As the Phillies continue to shop closer Jonathan Papelbon this offseason, they may be interested in bringing back his predecessor.
Another big name free agent is off the market.
Chien-Ming Wang couldn't resurrect his career in three tries with the Nationals from 2010-12, nor in another attempt last season with the Blue Jays.
Some Major League Baseball franchises are more fortunate than others, that's just the way it is. That's life.